Chia Lime and Ginger Pineapple Chia Fresca
Like summer in a glass, this quick and easy Pineapple Agua Fresca is one drink you are going to want to make time and time again. With the addition of whole seeds to keep your belly fuller for longer, and to add some extra nutrition, and then some lime and ginger for a bit of a zing, this chia water is next level in terms of flavor.
Servings: 4 serves
- 4 cups filtered water
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- 2 small limes halved and juiced
- 1 small knob of ginger about the size of the tip of your pinky finger
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup (optional: see notes)
- 3 tablespoon chia seeds
- extra pineapple and lime slices for serving
In a high speed blender combine 2 cups of water, chopped pineapple, lime juice, ginger and maple syrup, and blend until smooth.
Strain this mixture with the help of a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth (optional: see notes).
In a large jar or bottle, combine the chia seeds with 2 cups of water and stir thoroughly, making sure the seeds do not form clumps. I recommend using a whisk.
Pour in the pineapple mixture and stir again.
Place the jar in the fridge and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes.
When you are ready to serve, give the mixture a good stir and add in the extra pineapple chunks and lime wedges. Pour over ice and drink immediately.
Can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a week. Just be sure to give it a really good shake or stir before serving.
Alternatively, coconut water can be used in place of the filtered water.
The addition of the maple syrup will depend on how sweet your pineapple is, and how sweet you like your drink to be.
Although the instructions suggest that this mixture should be strained, this is only necessary if you prefer a smoother juice-like texture. If you do not mind 'bits' in your drink, you can skip this step.
Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg